Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Fundraiser

Inspired by the logo of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, I made mini jolly roger cakes covered in black fondant for their Winter Wonderland bakesale fundraiser.  The filling was a vanilla buttercream, with two layers of chocolate cake underneath.  These 3" mini cakes were tedious, but worth the end result.  I ran out of black fondant, and decorated the remainder of the mini cakes with chocolate ganache and chocolate dipped strawberries.  Instead of using small cake molds, I actually made two large sheet cakes and cut them into even 3" squares, then split the layers in half and filled with frosting.

Thundercats & Spiderman!

I've had an idea for a while, that it would be so fun if someone opened up a shop that was both a superhero-themed vegan bakery, and a comic book shop.  Until that happens, I'll just make these cakes!

I made this cake for New Year's Eve, for no good reason other than I've been waiting for a good excuse to make a Thundercats cake for well over a year, now!  I didn't have time to make a transfer sheet, so I eyeballed the design and drew it freehand with a toothpick first, and then drew the black outlines and filled them in with color.  This was a fun cake to make, and I forced my roommates to eat the remainder of it over the course of a week.  By the end of the week, they were officially sick of cake and even more sick of frosting.  It happens.

This Spiderman cake was for my nephew Daniel's 4th birthday, and since he's such a huge fan, I couldn't think of a better cake to make for him.  I also drew the pattern onto this cake with a toothpick, eyeballing a picture I had of the superhero.  I used a #14 star tip to fill in the red, and a similar medium star tip for the border.  Using a #5 writing tip, I made the body of the spiders, and made their legs with the tiny #1 tip.  He was excited when he saw the cake lit up with candles, so I considered it a success.